Once home to a thriving community grocery store, this building sat vacant for many years waiting for a new tenant. In 2008, the Enterprise Center CDC purchased the building with plans to re-purpose it as a “culinary incubator” facility. This type of facility is growing in popularity around the country and provides commercial kitchen space to start-up food service and catering entrepreneurs.
Friday developed a design that creates retail spaces along 48th Street and reserved the rear portion of the building for the “incubator.” The design respects the original facade organization and details along 48th Street and provides new entrances for retail spaces. The facade upgrades and tenant spaces will be completed as Phase 1 of the project. Phase 2 includes the culinary “incubator” and site development.
The Center was designed using LEED guidelines and sustainable practices and opened September 2012.